I’ve been slowly going through the bookshelves lately and sorting out books I’ve purchased but haven’t yet read. The first one was on last year’s to-read list and somehow I didn’t get to it (You know the old saying– so many books, so little time)! That’s the truth. Hopefully, I’ll get to all on my list this year.
1. Choose Love– by Stormie Omartian
Stormie Omartian is one of my favorite Christian authors. I’ve read many of her books and they never disappoint. She feels when you choose love, you will be transformed, and you will experience the greatest blessings of your life. Who doesn’t want that?
2. The Power of a Praying Woman– by Stormie Omartian
Stormie Omartian’s prayer books are books I go back to time and time again. I feel I have a richer prayer life because of her. I love her book, The Power of Praying for Your Adult Children. It’s one I find myself referring back to again and again. I absolutely love her prayers.
3. Lord, I Want to Be Whole– by Stormie Omartian
In this book, Stormie outlines seven biblical steps to wholeness, based on the power of prayer and Scriptures to change your life. Can’t wait to delve into this one.
4. Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good- by Jan Karon
I can’t tell you how much I loved the entire Mitford series by Jan Karon. They have been my feel-good novels and are such endearing stories that always warm my heart. Love, them, love them, love them! My son gave me this book for Christmas and I’m greatly looking forward to reading it.
5. Come Rain or Come Shine– by Jan Karon
My other son gave me this latest Mitford novel for Christmas and I’ve been told it will not disappoint. If you happen to be an Episcopalian, you will love the Mitford series all the more!
6. Finding Peace– by Charles Stanley
I’ve always wanted to read Charles Stanley. This book is about dealing with fear, worry, and anxiety and finding the way to life-changing peace of mind which only comes from one source. God.
7. A Titanic Love Story– by June Hall McCash
This is a book about the life of a heroic couple, Ida and Isidor Straus, who perished in each other’s arms when The Titanic hit an iceberg and sank at sea. My book club at church looked at reading this book several years ago but for some reason never did. It’s been on my bookshelf for years and it’s time to read it.
The Book Thief– by Markus Zusak
This book has been on my to-read list a while now. I held off seeing the movie based off this novel because I always like to read the book first. I’ve read many reviews and blogs about this book and most are positive so I look forward to reading it.
9. 15 Verses to Pray for Your Husband– by Elizabeth George
Elizabeth George is another favorite Christian author. I’ve read several of her books and participated in a couple of her bible studies. I find myself returning to reread and reread her books. They always contain a lot of useful and helpful information and are books that really need studying instead of just reading. And my husband says he can certainly use all the prayers he can get!
A Woman’s Walk With God: Growing in the Fruit of the Spirit– by Elizabeth George
I’ve been looking for a book to read on the Fruit of the Spirit and decided on this one since I love Elizabeth George’s books. This book is an invitation for you to grow nearer to the Lord and enrich others through the spiritual fruit He bears in your life. I like it that this book contains a study guide.
That’s my list. What books would you like to read this year?